Train Road Opening
We are glad to inform you that the 30 km. railroad track of the Northern Andes that goes from Ibarra to the Afro-Ecuadorian community of Salinas has been renewed and is open for operation from Wednesday to Sunday.
This fascinating route embraces high altitude vegetation, dry zones with bromeliad and pear cacti, ending in a sub-tropical zone with sugar cane plantations. The main attraction of this ride is the traveling through tunnels and bridges following the canyon of river Ambi. Passengers will enjoy a delicious lunch and a visit to the Salt Museum.
Ask your reservation agent about Salinas tours combined with a Karanki Magdalena Community visit.
M/V Galapagos Legend, M/Y Coral I & II Maritime Security
The Archipelago of Galapagos is one of its kind and require special handling to guarantee the conservation of marine and island ecosystems. It's considered "Particularly Sensitive Sea Area" (PSSA) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meaning that this area needs special protection through action and Kleintours / Galatours (KT/GT) have to operate in accordance with IMO's normative.
KT/GT meets all national and international certificates and approvals to have a safe and sustainable operation in this fragile ecosystem. Furthermore our Captains, Deck, Engine officers and crew are experienced and are constantly trained in safety and hospitality.
As part of our security manual we have emergency drills twice a week with passengers so they all know exactly what to do, where their lifejackets are and how our cabin escape plan works. Frequent inspections and audits are conducted to verify the full compliance of safety manuals and any procedure related to them.
Our state-of-the-art navigation equipment and a master voyage plan that rules our operation allow us to control by satellite in real time the position and the navigation route of the fleet; and also help us to be in continuous communication with the office in Quito.
San Cristóbal Flights
Due to our new Galapagos cruise operation we now have flights to San Cristóbal Island. The departure and arrival time of these flights are later than those to/from Baltra. These flights will be used on itineraries C & D for all our vessels. You can check Aerogal flights schedule on our web page www.kleintours.com/en/galapagos-cruises/galapagos-tours.html
What's going on in Galapagos during February?
* Greater flamingos start nesting on Floreana Island.
* Marine iguanas nest on Santa Cruz Island.
* Penguins migrate away from Bartolomé Island to cooler waters of Isabela and Fernandina Island.
* Weather: Rainy season.